Surfing: The Ultimate Guide

Surfing: The Ultimate Guide

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qThe Pipelineq in O'ahu, Hawaii. qMaverick's Pointq in northern California. qOursq near Sydney, Australia. All over the world, extreme surfers risk severe injury or even death from riptides, shark attacks, and collisions with the seabed itself, just to experience the ultimate high from tacklinga€”and triumphing overa€”one of the most powerful forces on earth. Surfing: The Ultimate Guide explains the culture of extreme surfinga€”including the often violent qlocals onlyq mentalitya€”and analyzes the dangers involved in riding the world's biggest and most ferocious waves. The author examines the history of extreme surfing, including past and contemporary heroes; the science of giant waves; the technical criteria for riding them; and the future of big-wave riding.The Ultimate Guide Douglas G. Booth ... the Strapped Crew produced and distributed videos of their exploits at Jaws, a segment in Bruce Browna#39;s The Endless Summer II (1994) catapulted tow-in surfing into the mainstream of big- wave riding.

Title:Surfing: The Ultimate Guide
Author: Douglas G. Booth
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011-02-18

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